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Ten Tips to Keep Kitty Cool

Cats are actually better than dogs at adjusting their inner thermostat, but on very hot and humid days they can still become easily overheated. If your cat is outside, he or she will do little more than lie about in the shade and sleep. Indoors, your kitty will need you to keep the house regulated for […]

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Orphaned Kittens

A couple weeks ago, I was asked to care for 5 orphaned kittens that were left in a box on the steps of a church in a nearby town. Most of my experience is with adult and feral cats, but I am okay with hand feeding for a few days. My time caring for the […]

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Five Tips for a Happy New Kitten

When you adopt or acquire a new kitten, you become responsible for an innocent life that fully relies on you for its utmost and thorough care, for the animals’ ENTIRE life, however long that may be. Use the guidelines below to make your kitten’s life a good one and so he/she will grow to be […]

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Keep Free Roaming Cats off the Streets

When I wrote my book, House Cat, How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Sane & Sound, it was the mid-1990’s and the movement to keep cats indoors was not completely new (believe it or not, people have been keeping indoor cats since the beginning of the domestication of cats), but was spreading throughout the world. My […]

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Rare October Autumn Storm Leaves Cats Cold

November, 11, 2011: October 29, 2011 was an historic date. Winter Storm Alfred, almost two months before the start of winter, dumped various amounts of snow all over the Northeast. From Maryland to Maine, millions lost power as trees, still heavy with leaves, grabbed the dense saturated snow and ripped boughs and branches to the […]

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Territorial Marking: Cat Be Gone?

The number one reason cats are given away is due to urinating in places other than the litter box. There can be so many reasons for this and so many ways to stop it, I could write an entire book just on this topic alone.

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X-Cats: Mutants of the Cat World

You have probably heard of X-Men, whether in comic books or the movies. But what you might not know is that mutants are living among us right now. No, these mutants are not in human form, nor are they in Ninja Turtle form. These mutants are in the form of felines. Some mutated to the point of no longer resembling our precious purring pets, but something out of a comic book themselves

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Caution When Flying with Cats

With the summer season almost upon us, people will be doing more flying, and that includes cats. Whether taking Tabby on vacation, moving to a new location or flying a new kitten from a breeder to your home, precautions should be taken when flying with your pet. Make sure there is enough room. Airlines resrict […]

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Clean Kittens and Litter Box Issues

Today, a friend I have not seen in awhile, called me with a “cat question.” Her husband works as an animal control officer and 4 kittens came in, so he separated them 2 in one cage and 2 in another. For some reason, 2 of them in one cage were as cats are suppo9sed to be: clean and tidy and using their litter box. Yet the 2 in the other cage were quite the opposite: avoiding the litter box and going all over the cage and, hence, themselves.

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Hissing Kitty

Victoria is a partially feral kitten with a lot of trust issues.

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